ACA Swiftwater Rescue, L3/L4 – RJ Forth, instructor
October 7 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm
This course is being offered at the request of MWA & TRR. This course will be action-packed and follow the American Canoe Association (ACA) curriculum, a hybrid of L3 and L4. It will be full of rescues for the day-to-day paddler. All paddlers and paddle craft are welcome. We will focus on the rescue skills you need to keep yourself safe on your favorite river. The focus will be on all the necessities you need to enjoy your time on the river and not only enhance yourself, but your fellow paddlers’ skills and comfort level. Skills will include rescue philosophy, rescue sequence, boat-based rescues, throw ropes, wading, swimming, working with victims in the water, incident commands for the everyday paddler, and many more. This course is perfect for anyone who uses float streams, big rivers, or whitewater.
Registration: To save your spot or for more information, contact the instructor, R.J. Forth (see below).
Requirements: Thermal protection clothing, a rescue life jacket (instructor can lend), good footwear, a helmet, a boat IF you want (not required). Post registration, the instructor will send a follow-up email to share additional details.
Location Information: SWR Class will start & end at Sunburst Ranch, Caulfield, MO. On-water experience will be a stream that feeds the North Fork River. Bring a cooler with your own food. We encourage you to book your accommodations with the Campground OR at nearby hotels or Airbnb.
Please read the letter that will be sent to registrants and reach out if you have any questions, to R.J. Forth about the course; for Questions about the campground, (417) 284-3443 or email@example.com.
Tuition Cost: $200. Minimum registrants 8 (for course to happen); Maximum 24.
Taught by R J. Forth, Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org, 620-249-2379.
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See MWA Training Reimbursement Policy. MWA reimburses for certain trainings with an MWA volunteer commitment expectation. You will need to fill out a web-based reimbursement request after you volunteer.